Sunday, July 7 2013 5:03 PM EDT2013-07-07 21:03:55 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis police are investigating a theft against a fellow police officer. Police say two suspects smashed out the back driver's side window of an off duty police officers car Friday night afterMore >>
Memphis police are investigating a theft against a fellow police officer. Missing items include: a duty gun belt, an MPD uniform and badge, several guns, handcuffs, a police radio and several electronics.More >>
(WMC-TV) - A dumpster dive could help find crooks who swiped two handguns from an off-duty Memphis Police officer's truck.
Thieves stole guns and several other items from the truck in the parking lot of Sekisui Pacific Rim on Poplar Avenue. The officer's gym bag turned up inside a dumpster Saturday at Summer Avenue and Highland Street.
A duty weapon, personal handgun, and ammunition remain missing. Although, a police radio and other items were dug out of a dumpster.
Tony "Bones" Malone of Memphis is a mechanic, not a detective. But he immediately knew the stuff he found inside this dumpster Saturday belonged to a police officer.
"Called the crime scene unit, they came and took photographs and everything, the FBI came," said Malone.
The parking lot of Rightire, where he works, filled up with police cars Saturday. The dumpster is located near the opposite corner of Summer Avenue and Highland Street.
Malone said a homeless man, with whom he shared a sausage biscuit, told him about the black Nike bag inside the dumpster.
"It all started from a biscuit, and rolled uphill and downhill from there ... pretty different," said Malone.
At the time, Malone did not know an off-duty officer's uniform, badge, guns, ammo, and other items were swiped from his truck the night before in a parking lot outside Sekisui Pacific Rim.
Police said the cop saw the crooks committing the crime, but he was unable to stop them.
"Obviously, we know what they're going to use the stuff for ... To probably go out and do harm to other people," said Malone hoping the crooks are caught.
The suspects were last seen in a white Nissan Maxima with a Tennessee tag.
According to MPD's policy regarding weapon storage, officers should take all necessary steps to prevent the loss or theft of firearms.
Police say Friday's incident is still being reviewed.
Friday, July 25 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:13:57 GMT
A warning from the Better Business Bureau and Mississippi utility companies: it seems when hot or very cold weather hits, bogus callers do too. The manager at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson receivedMore >>
The manager at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson received a call Tuesday from a Vicksburg number.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:56:28 GMT
Former drug dealers were working up a sweat Saturday morning in Jackson's Washington Addition neighborhood. Timothy Liddell and John Knight were helping clean up the neighborhood they helped tear downMore >>
Former drug dealers were working up a sweat Saturday morning in Jackson's Washington Addition neighborhood.More >>